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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

Mark Robertshaw, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management – Isle of Man

Bibby Ship Management Grows in the Offshore Sector

Bibby Ship Management has secured a contract to supply crew management services for Chevron’s floating storage unit, the Alba-FSU. The crew will provide operating, loading and equipment handling services on the Alba Floating Storage vessel. Mark Robertshaw, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management – Isle of Man said: “This is an important contract for us as it underpins Bibby Ship Management’s continued growth as a trusted business partner in the offshore sector. We invest a great deal in the selection and training of our crew to ensure we provide well-qualified and

Daniel Ward (Photo: WRS)

OP/Ed: Outsourcing Boosts Marine Staffing Efficiencies

Daniel Ward, Director of staffing services provider WRS’ Marine Division, specializes in providing both contract recruitment solutions and crew management services to clients and vessel operators globally. Ward explains how outsourcing crew management functions can help marine companies increase efficiencies.    Clearly the marine industry has had a tough time this past couple of years – links to the oil and gas sector, in particular for marine operators with oil and gas supply contracts mean that the industry at large has been hugely affected by falls in commodity prices.

President /CEO Ventis, Jose Ramon R. Garcia (left), with Managing Director OSM Crew Management Ltd., Tommy Olofsen (right). (Photo: OSM)

‘K’ Line Partners with OSM for LNG Crewing

gas (LNG) carriers.   “Today marks a significant milestone in the relationship between ‘K’ Line group and OSM, in that we have signed an MOU for establishing a JV for ‘K’ Line’s LNG Filipino manning,” said Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director for OSM Crew Management.   When the two companies signed the strategic manning partnership agreement, Managing Director of “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd., Yuzuru Goto, said, “We believe this to be an excellent partnership, from a supplier with a genuine maritime heritage, understanding of

From right to left – OSM crew members Giliard Damasceno Miranda (Deck Operator), Wilton Pereira Gomes (Deck Operator) and Alex Fabiano de Figueiredo Oliveira paying attention to the instructions that Bruno Araujo (back) is going through (Photo: OSM)

OSM Officially On Board Statoil’s Peregrino

Efforts in Brazil are reinforced for OSM with more than 90 specialized offshore positions officially on board the Peregrino.   “OSM Brazil have successfully mobilized our crew on board the FPSO Peregrino,” says Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director of OSM Crew Management.  OSM Maritime Group (OSM) began its journey with Statoil’s Floating Production Storage Unit (FPSO) Peregrino back in early 2016.   However, increased efforts and investments in Brazil have been ongoing since 2013 – with multiple office locations, and an EBN Certification that marks the company

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Thome to Manage Its First DIS Vessel

Thome Ship Management has reached a new milestone by taking over the full management of its first vessel to be flagged under the Danish International Ship Register. The technical and crew management deal, signed with Danish ship owner Evergas, involves the 12,000 cubic metre ethylene carrier JS Greenstone which was placed under the Danish flag during a recent State visit by HM The Queen of Denmark and HRH The Prince Consort to China. A naming ceremony at the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in Qidong was attended by Anne H. Steffensen, Director General of the Danish

Philip Shepherd (Photo: WRS)

WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

, WRS’ APAC Regional Director, said, “On the back of the global successes within our Marine division with key wins across the APAC region we are also launching our Marine division in Singapore. The division, alongside contract and permanent solutions, will specialize in Managed Services (Crew Management) within the shipping and crewing sectors to assist in the management of our global contracts and also to further develop and support our local client base in Singapore and the Asia region. “In the coming months WRS Singapore will also be launching operating divisions within Construction

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Fit for Sea Medical Program Tests 300,000th Applicant

or acceptance of accountability to ship owners for poor and erroneous assessments. Since its inception, the scheme has steadily increased the number of accredited clinics at key crewing centres around the world. Today, some 67 owners of tankers, bulkers, passenger ships and other vessels, and crew management companies, are catered for by 54 accredited clinics in 19 countries. Most fleets enjoy protection & indemnity cover from the UK P&I Club but a few continue to support PEME while placing their ships with other clubs. There are thirteen clinics in the Philippines including Manila, Davao

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OSC Holds Mumbai Seafarers’ Conference

working across 41 vessels – rising 500pc since 2010 when crew numbers remained under 400.    Key topics covered during the in-depth, two-day, conference ranged from the current regulatory framework to practical situations faced at sea. Non-technical topics such as multi-cultural crew management, on-board procurement and handling of social networks were also discussed.    OSC Chief Executive Officer Tarik Al Junaidi said, “The event was attended by more than 100 members of sea and offshore staff, highlighted the company’s continuing and ceaseless commitment to

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A Flexible Workforce is Crucial Offshore

until absolute confidence returns due to the risk of false starts in the market, and even at the point of confidence, it is near impossible to predict where market prices will be when considering operating models.   One option is to consider the flexibility that outsourcing brings.   A crew management partner is increasingly becoming a solution of choice for a wide range of companies both large and small. The flexibility to scale a workforce up and down to meet demand not only delivers a competitive advantage to our clients but has actually formed an essential part of their strategy as the

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced changes to its senior leadership team.   Michael Smith, executive vice president, strategy and development, is moving to HII’s Technical Solutions division, where he will serve as president of the SN3 business and report to Michael Lempke, president of the Nuclear & Environmental group, effective immediately.    Scott Stabler, executive vice president, internal audit, is moving into a new role as HII’s executive vice president and chief transformation officer, reporting to Mike Petters, HII’s president and CEO.   Smi

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has added  Andy Readyhough to the management team, charged with global business development for the ambitious Aberdeen-shire based company which specialises in seabed clearance and trenching operations in the renewable energy, oil and gas and interconnector sectors.   Readyhough has joined ESS having previously held senior management positions at Global Marine Systems and DeepOcean UK. He is a master mariner with more than 35 years maritime and offshore experience and for the last 18 years was engaged in submarine cable installation, trenching and maintenance

Dean Xeros (Photo: Principle Logistics Group)

Principle Logistics Group Names Xeros as President

Principle Logistics Group, a Fort Worth-based, strategic planning and transportation logistics and management company, has announced the hiring of Dean Xeros as their new president.   In his role, Xeros will be responsible for leading an aggressive re-launch of the former Principle Transport Group, which will include the offering of a wider range and more technologically sophisticated range of logistics tools and efficiencies. Bringing more than 30 years of proven logistics, sales, and business development experience to Principle Logistics Group, Xeros will focus on the company’s

LR Appoints Butcher as Managing Director

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has announced the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LR Management Systems & Inspection Services.    Based in Birmingham, U.K., Butcher brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses.  After graduating from Southampton University, Butcher held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.    With full responsibility for the leadership and development of Lloyd’s

Darren Yeo, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Vallianz Acquires OER Holdings for $28m

support vessels and integrated marine solutions to the oil and gas industry, has today announced that it is acquiring OER Holdings Pte. Ltd.  for $27.7 million (USD). Headquartered in Singapore, OER is a provider of manpower services to the offshore industry and has been supplying professional crew with proven experience in offshore work and related hospitality services to clients worldwide including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Mexico. OER was founded by Sugianto Tandio, a respected business entrepreneur who has gained recognition for his achievements through

Mingfa Liu (Photo courtesy of the Wallem Group)

Liu Joins Wallem Ship Management China

provide a wider range of maritime solutions to clients, and build a stronger local client base in China. As a shipbuilding and ship owning country, China offers opportunities for ship management, newbuilding supervision, ship agency, procurement services, lifeboat repair and maintenance, technical and crewing services and much more, Wallem noted

Capt. Aleksandrs Goridjko (Photo: Norbulk Shipping)

Norbulk Shipping: 25 Years of Recruiting Seafarers

Norbulk Shipping is celebrating 25 years of training and recruiting seafarers from its management offices in Riga, Latvia.   The crewing and training center run by Hanza Marine Management, a partner company to Norbulk Shipping, supplies 4,000 seafarers to 150 vessels and supplies a wide range of crewing recruitment and training services to its clients.   This year, it is celebrating 25 years in business after the manning agency was set up in the early ’90s, shortly after Latvia regained independence.   Peter Karlsen, Director of Norbulk Shipping, said, “We are really

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